Cardio!

Although I run. I use Boxing as another form of cardio.

Boxing is also a full body workout within itself. Then adding Kickboxing to the mix; you will have one bad ass workout! Boxing can also be a full days workout, just go to the gym, hit some bags and leave. 

When getting ready to box, I like to get my heart rate up. A quick 2-minute air jump rope session, 10 crunches, followed up with a minute run-in-place, 10 push ups and 10 side crunches with a 45lb weight, on each side. 

Next, I'll set my stop watch, and/or my phone to 5 minutes, and within that 5 minutes, I am throwing perfect jabs, upper cuts, right hooks, body shots etc. Then add a couple of elbow shots, with a few roundhouse, knee strikes and working on my bobbing and weaving. I will spend maybe 35 - 45 minutes doing this 2 - 3 times. A number of calories you will burn preforming this workout is crazy! 

So on the days, I do box, my workout would look like: 

2 Minute Air Jump Rope
12 Crunches 
1 Minute Run In Place
10 Push Ups
10 Side Crunches With a Weight ( on each side )  
** 5 Minute Boxing  
2 Minute Air Jump Rope
12 Crunches 
1 Minute Run In Place 
10 Push Ups
10 Side Crunches With a Weight ( on each side )
** 5 Minute Boxing  
2 Minute Air Jump Rope
12 Crunches 
1 Minute Run In Place 
10 Push Ups
10 Side Crunches With a Weight ( on each side )
** 5 Minute Boxing  
** Stretch ** 

 

Boxing is a great way to burn fat while gaining and leaning out muscle. I learned this type of training from a woman named Brandice, one of the fighters at the Gym I use to work at.

True story; I got into boxing once I saw a fight breakout in the middle school I was attending; Booker T. Washington Middle. Funny, if you read my  Why The Gym?; there's a girl name Shaunice Bulter I spoke briefly about. 

Before we hit the gym together. There was a fight that Shaunice, herself was in with another female, and her form and stance was perfect! She had her guards up with her shoulders positioned, perfect foot placement, a proper fist with her thumbs on the outside, and her head was tilted down just enough where her chin made contact with her chest. 

It was f****** perfect! I saw that and was immediately inspired and motivated to take up boxing. Believe it or not, a ton of my inspiration comes from women. Women like, Kimora Lee Simons, Tracie Ellis Ross, Tamera Mowry, just to name a few. 

Kickboxing came about when I moved to New York and started working at Five points. All my colleagues and executives were/are Muay Thai fighters. The Three Owners Steve, Simone, and Kevin are all trained professional fighters. I mean like real fighters!  Heavy weight, light weight, and every other weight in between, lol. It was dope to be among them all. So it was only right that I had to partake and try my hand at kick boxing! 

Five Points Academy; May 26th 2014. Playing around with the fighters belts. 

My first time doing a roundhouse, my shins hated me so bad. But after a while I got use to the pain.  If you are interested, Five Points Academy offers a free complementary class to first timers to try it out.

If interested, stop by and learn something new.  

Overall; boxing is a great Workout, on any giving day. It is definitely something I see myself doing for a very long time. 

And I wish a ....... ( you know the rest ) ! 

- WardBody